The only R&D data cloud for life sciences

Chief Software Architect - Cloud Data Platform

$180k - $250k
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

Who We Are

TetraScience is the Scientific Data Cloud company with a mission to accelerate scientific discovery and improve and extend human life. The Scientific Data Cloud is the only open, cloud-native platform purpose-built for science that connects lab instruments, informatics software, and data apps across the biopharma value chain and delivers the foundation of harmonized, actionable scientific data necessary to transform raw data into accelerated and improved scientific outcomes. Through the Tetra Partner Network, market-leading vendors access the power of our cloud to help customers maximize the value of their data.

Our core values are designed to guide our behaviors, actions, and decisions such that we operate as one. We are looking to add individuals to our team that demonstrate the following values:

Transparency and Context- We trust our people will make the right decisions and overcome any challenges when given data and context. Trust and Collaboration- We believe there can only be trust when there is transparency. We are committed to always communicating openly and honestly. Fearlessness and Resilience- We proactively run toward challenges of all types. We embrace uncertainty and we take calculated risks. Alignment with Customers- We are completely committed to ensuring our customers and partners achieve their missions and treat them with respect and humility. Commitment to Craft- We are passionate missionaries. We sweat the details, as the small things enable the big things. Equality of Opportunity- We seek out the best of the best regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, or age. We seek out those who embody our common values but bring unique and invaluable perspectives, talents and advantages. Who You Are

You thrive on working well with others. You make the people around you better. You love to collaborate with fellow engineers, managers, designers, user researchers, executives, customers and inspire them to do their best. You relentlessly strive to excel in your craft. You take pride in your craft and are passionate about continuously improving both what we deliver and how we deliver our products to the customers. You take ownership of all the aspects of software design and architecture deliverables you are working on. You consistently seek understanding and clarity. You look at every interaction as an opportunity to learn. You aren’t afraid to ask questions. You have the humility and confidence to not be the smartest person in the room.

In this critical leadership role you will own the end to end architecture of the Tetra Data Platform; devising both the short and long term architectural strategies to achieve the NorthStar vision. You will work closely with product leadership and the executive staff to ensure that product strategy and execution are in concert with the overall architecture plan. This role will lead a small team of architects in forming the architecture decisions and partner with the engineering team on implementation. You will have come from a strong technical background and be able to drive the technical direction of the platform as we evolve the product around the use cases that we are solving for.

What You Will Do

Own, define, communicate, and drive our technical vision, architectural strategy for Tetra Data Platform and full stack capabilities. Devise the technical strategy to support very high scale and evolve the product to support data science, and ML/AI use cases. Support and advise executive leadership regarding technical and architectural feasibility, implications, readiness, security and compliance. Provide key inputs into technology evaluation and technology planning activities. Communicate the architecture to the engineering and product teams, customers, and stakeholders. Mentor and train other team member on design techniques, systems architecture and coding standards. Drive innovations that improve the scalability, availability, resiliency, and performances of services and products. Stay on the cutting edge of emerging technology, forging key relationships with peers. Provide thought leadership and represent TetraScience at industry and technology conferences.


15+ years’ experience designing and building highly scalable, mission-critical distributed software systems. Significant experience with AWS, Services-Architecture and web-scale design patterns. Demonstrated ability to drive architectural vision for a company or highly scalable line of products. Proven track-record of success developing product strategy within a start-up environment. Hands on experience in building Platform Architecture and Microservices / Containerization technologies. Proficient in Python and web scale technologies. Experience with ETL, data integration, data pipelines and data lakes. Extremely high learn-and-curious character traits who excels at achievement. Excellent problem solving, collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability and desire for transparent communication and influence at the executive level. Have an entrepreneurial spirit and bring ideas to the table. A proven track record of influencing organizational change from an enterprise architecture perspective over a sustained period without steamrolling or frustration.


A culture of continuous improvement where you can grow your career and get coaching. 100% employer-paid benefits for all eligible employees and immediate family members. Unlimited paid time off (PTO). 401K. Remote role - work where you want to work. Company paid Life Insurance, LTD/STD.

Why you should join TetraScience

TetraScience provides the world’s first and only R&D Data Cloud, with a mission to transform life sciences R&D, accelerate discovery, and improve human life. Scientists at global pharma and biotech organizations rely on our innovative Tetra Data Platform for easy access to centralized, harmonized, and actionable scientific data to accelerate their digital lab transformation. With best-in-class SaaS performance, a team of industry innovators, and excellent product/market fit, Tetra is positioned to become an iconic life sciences software company.

Team Size:100
Siping Wang
Siping Wang